Class of 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

David Russell Abgrab*†

Cameron Xavier Arruda

Bobbi Leigh Asbury*†

Kayla Aschiero

William Charles Avedikian

Alexander A. Barbour*†

Autumn Rose Cabral*†

Hannah Faith Caouette

Alessandra Margaret Cavallo

Garison J. Ciffolillo*†

Mary Elizabeth Costello*†

Colin John D’Ambrosio

Logan Thomas Davidson

Samuel Thomas DeCosta*†

Meghan Emily Rodrigues Dess†

Hayden Beverly Doel†

Sarah Brieze Duarte

Abigail J. Figlock*†

Elizabeth Stella Gagnon

Amanda Alexis Gouldrup*†

Brenna Joan Hannam*†

Jillian Morgan Houghton

Olivia Grace Houghton

Mateo A. Humphrey*†

Antonio Johnson

Liam John Kenney

Nathaniel Michael Klein*

Alivia Maria Kresowaty*†

Ricardo Manuel Lopes, Jr.

Camryn B. Maderios*†

Liam James Mahony

Liam Thomas Marshall

Caitlin Sarah Mateus

Bryanna Mbugua

Jacob Charles McLaughlin

Rachel Anne Medeiros*†

Evan P. Menezes

Kayla Mae Menice*†

Kyle David Menice

SMichael Gray Messier

Brett Gil Moniz

Isabella Margaret Moniz

Matthew Joseph Myron*†

Allison Claire Nowicki

Sarah Katherine Nowicki

Caroline Anne O’Donnell

Brianna Elizabeth Oliveira*†

Lillian Rose Pelland*†

Adam M. Perry

Grace E. Pimentel

Anthony J. Pistolese

Skyla L. Reed

Sean Padraic Reynolds

Braden Christopher Riding

Viktoria Ann Rocha*†

Abigail Schnurr*†

Dejun Shen

Michael A. Silvestro

Kathryn Ann Silvia*†

Stephanie Slade*†

Marisol A. Sousa†

Drew Spellman

Brian Joseph Toolin*†

Salvador M. Venancio*†

David M. Viveiros, Jr.

Rachel Christine Walker

Cassidy Jolee Witkus-Gagnon*†

Brianna Starr Yost

 

* National Honor Society
† World Language Honor Society

Bishop Connolly class of 2021 Top 10
David Russell Abgrab, son of Russell and Paula Abgrab of Westport, is the valedictorian of Bishop Connolly High School’s Class of 2021. David is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language), and has been named an AP Scholar with Distinction. A four-year member of the Debate and Mock Trial teams, David most recently served as captain of both. This fall, David will major in chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was offered the Dean’s Scholarship for academic excellence. Ranked sixth in the class is Samuel Thomas DeCosta, son of Thomas and Cheryl DeCosta of Westport. Samuel is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language). Over the past four years, Samuel has contributed his talents to the cross country, soccer, basketball and tennis teams. This fall, Samuel will begin his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University.
Bishop Connolly’s Class of 2021 salutatorian is Rachel Anne Medeiros, daughter of John and Michele Medeiros of Fall River. Rachel is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and was named an AP Scholar. She was a founding member and captain of the varsity swim team, a member of the Interact Club, and a four-year member of Student Council, most recently serving as student body president. Rachel was also an integral contributor to Connolly’s Student Ambassador program. Rachel will study marketing as part of the Honors Program at Providence College, where she was awarded the Albertus Magnus Scholarship for academic excellence. Marisol A. Sousa, daughter of Douglas and Deborah Sousa of Somerset, is ranked seventh in the Class of 2021. Marisol is a member of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language). Throughout her high school career, Marisol contributed her time and talents to Connolly’s visual arts program and cheer team. Marisol will pursue her undergraduate degree at Massachusetts College of Art and Design this fall.
Ranked third in the class is Autumn Rose Cabral, daughter of Joseph and Melinda Cabral of Fall River. Autumn is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language). During her high school career, Autumn was a member of the varsity volleyball team and swim team, and served as a student ambassador. This fall, Autumn will attend Emmanuel College, where she was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and Catholic High School Graduate Award. The eighth-ranked student in the class is Salvador M. Venancio, son of Maria Venancio of Fall River. Salvador is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language). This year, Salvador served as senior class president and was a member of Connolly’s football team. Salvador plans to pursue his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Mateo A. Humphrey, son of Mariano and Maria Humphrey of Fall River, is the fourth-ranked student in the class. Mateo is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. An accomplished athlete, Mateo was named MVP of the cross country team and was a member of the varsity basketball team and track team. Mateo will pursue his undergraduate studies at Boston College this fall. Matthew Joseph Myron, son of Christopher and Allison Myron of Berkley, is the ninth-ranked student in the class. Matthew is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. An accomplished athlete, Matthew was a four-year member and captain of the basketball and baseball teams and participated on the cross country and soccer teams. Matthew was named MVP of the basketball team and was a two-time Athlete of the Year. Additionally, Matthew was a four-year member of Student Council and served as a BCHS student ambassador. This fall, Matthew will attend Assumption University, where he was offered the Presidential Scholarship and Brother Gerard Brassard Award.
The fifth-ranked student is Alivia Maria Kresowaty, daughter of Ronald and Rebecca Kresowaty of Somerset. Alivia is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language). Throughout her high school career, Alivia was a member of the soccer, basketball and tennis teams. This fall, Alivia will study clinical psychology and neuroscience at Assumption University, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Brother Gerard Brassard Award, and Dual Degree Scholarship for her academic accomplishments. The tenth-ranked student of Bishop Connolly’s Class of 2021 is Brianna Elizabeth Oliveira, daughter of Paulo and Stephanie Oliveira of Fall River. Brianna is a member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language). Throughout her high school career, Brianna participated on the volleyball team and contributed her time as a student ambassador. This fall, Brianna will study fashion merchandising at Johnson and Wales University, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence.
Coyle and Cassidy class of 2021 Top 10
Viktoria Ann Rocha, daughter of Paul and Dawn Rocha of Bridgewater, is the Coyle and Cassidy valedictorian for Bishop Connolly’s Class of 2021. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Dedicated to serving her community, Viktoria donated her time to the annual Christmas Toy Drive and the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry. She was also active in theater, track and field, yearbook committee, Student Council, and the Student Ambassador program. This fall, Viktoria will major in English and neuroscience at Boston College. Brenna Joan Hannam, daughter of Dwayne and Barbara Joan Hannam of Middleboro, is the sixth-ranked student in the class. For her high academic standing, Brenna was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. An avid gymnast, Brenna also donated her time to the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry. Brenna received the Presidential Scholarship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she plans to study engineering.
The Coyle and Cassidy salutatorian of the class is Camryn B. Maderios, daughter of Curtis and Rebecca Maderios of Berkley. Camryn is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Throughout her high school career, Camryn served as a leader in the Coyle and Cassidy community, donating her time and talents to Campus Ministry, Student Council, and the cheer and softball teams. Camryn plans to pursue her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she will major in biology on the pre-med track. Ranked seventh in the class is Kathryn Ann Silvia, daughter of Steven and Doreen Silvia of Taunton. Kathryn is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Throughout her high school career, Kathryn was very active in the performing arts, dedicating much of her time to theater and chorus. Additionally, Kathryn donated her time to the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry and Campus Ministry. This fall, Kathryn will major in media arts production at Emerson College, where she received the Visionary Scholarship.
Ranked third in the class is Bobbi Leigh Asbury, daughter of Robert and Donna Asbury of Middleboro. Bobbi is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Over the past four years, Bobbi was active in the performing arts and was a member of the volleyball and tennis teams. In addition, Bobbi served on the Student Council and Campus Ministry and provided dedicated service to the community through the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry. This fall, Bobbi will study mathematics and secondary education in the Honors College of Bridgewater State University, where she was the recipient of the Tsongas Scholarship. The eighth-ranked student in the class is Kayla Mae Menice, daughter of David and Cheryl Menice of Taunton. Kayla is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. A student-athlete, Kayla dedicated her time and talents to the volleyball and lacrosse teams, as well as the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry. Kayla will attend Assumption University this fall, where she earned the Light the Way Scholarship. Kayla plans to become a veterinarian.
The fourth-ranked student in the class is Cassidy Jolee Witkus-Gagnon, daughter of Melissa Witkus and Michael Gagnon of Taunton. Cassidy is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language). Over the past four years, Cassidy was a leader in the Christmas Stocking Stuffer Drive and a member of the Student Council. A talented performer, Cassidy was actively involved in the school’s theater program. This fall, Cassidy will study marine biology at Nova Southeastern University, where she was offered the Dean’s Scholarship. Alexander A. Barbour, son of Pierre Barbour and Brenda Araujo-Barbour of Taunton, is the ninth-ranked student in the class. Alexander is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Active in the Boys Scouts of America, Alexander earned the rank of Eagle Scout and went on to incorporate his work with the Scouts through his service to the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry. Alexander also participated on the football and wrestling teams and served as a student ambassador. This fall, Alexander will attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he received the Admiral Scholarship.
Ranked fifth in the class is Lillian Rose Pelland, daughter of Christopher and Kristie Pelland of East Taunton. A member of the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Portuguese language), Lillian’s love of learning was also evident in her study of American Sign Language through Stonehill College. During her time at Coyle, Lillian participated on the volleyball team and volunteered in the Coyle and Cassidy Food Pantry. Lillian plans to attend Lasell University, where she was offered the Lasell University Award. The tenth-ranked Coyle and Cassidy student in Bishop Connolly’s Class of 2021 is Abigail J. Figlock, daughter of Joseph and Michele Figlock of Taunton. A lover of the performing arts, Abigail is an avid dancer and was active in theater and chorus. Abigail was also the Coyle and Cassidy senior class president and was active on the Student Council throughout her high school career. This fall, Abigail will attend Salve Regina University, where she will study marketing and dance.
commencement 2021

 

class of 2021 college acceptances

Assumption University

Barry University

Becker College

Boston College

Boston University

Bridgewater State University

Bristol Community College

Bryant University

Chapman University

College of the Holy Cross

Curry College

Daytona University

Dean College

Elon University

Emerson College

Emmanuel College

Endicott College

Florida International University

Florida Southwestern State College

Fordham University

Husson University

Johnson & Wales University

Lasell University

Loyola University

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Merrimack College

Michigan State University

MTTI

New England College

New England Institute of Technology

Northeastern University

Norwich University

Nova Southeastern University

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Plymouth State University

Polk State University

Providence College

Quinnipiac University

Regis College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhode Island College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roger Williams University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Anselm College

St. Michael’s College

Salem State University

Salve Regina University

Santa Clara University

Southern New Hampshire University

Springfield College

Stonehill College

Suffolk University

Texas A & M

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Connecticut

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Maine

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of New England

University of New Hampshire

University of New Haven

University of Rhode Island

University of San Francisco

University of Southern Maine

University of Tampa

University of Vermont

Vermont Technical College

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Westfield State University

Wheaton College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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$10.5

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285

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